CCEA approves BBBP for pan India coverage
Q. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved expansion of which Yojana for a pan India coverage from 2017-18 to 2019-20?- Published on 24 Nov 17
a. Pradhan Mantri Bima Yojana
b. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana
c. Beti Bachao Yojana
d. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Bijli Yojana
ANSWER: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Yojana for a pan India coverage from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
It expansion has proposed outlay of Rs.1132.5 crore. It will cover all the 640 districts (as per census 2011) of the country to have a deeper positive impact on Child Sex Ratio (CSR).
Currently the scheme is being implemented in select 161 districts have low CSR.BBBP: Know More
- The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22, 2015 at Panipat, Haryana to address the declining child sex ratio (CSR) and related issues of empowerment of women over a life-cycle continuum.
- The CSR, defined as number of girls per 1000 boys in the age group of 0-6 years, declined sharply from 976 in 1961 to 918 in Census 2011.
- The programme will be completing 3 years in January.
- The latest reports as per HMIS data of ministry of health and family welfare for 161 BBBP districts indicate that for the time period between April-March, 2015-16 and 2016-17, an improving trend in sex ratio at birth (SRB) is visible in 104 districts, 119 districts have reported progress in first trimester registration against the reported anti-natal care registrations and 146 districts have reported improvement in institutional deliveries.
- Currently the scheme is being implemented as a tri-ministerial, convergent effort of ministries of WCD, health and family welfare and human resource development.
- The focus is on awareness and advocacy campaign, multi-sectoral action in select 161 districts, enabling girls' education and to work towards effective enforcement of Pre-Conception & Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act.
- The specific objectives of the scheme include preventing gender biased sex selective elimination; ensuring survival and protection of the girl child and ensuring education.